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Saeed Ajmal becomes No.1 ranked ODI bowler


September 6th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who was ommitted by International Cricket Council (ICC) from the shortlist for Test player of the year, has moved up two places ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Pakistan in quarters


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 16 (IANS) India trounced minnows Papua New Guinea by 107 runs to set up a quarterfinal clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at ... Read more...

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Sammy praises ‘unplayable’ Narine


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 19 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy has praised off spinner Sunil Narine as 'unplayable' and reliable following a career-best spell which swept the West Indies to a ... Read more...

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I got five wickets thanks to Gibson’s advice: Narine


July 18th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 18 (IANS/CMC) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has praised the input of head coach Ottis Gibson following his five-wicket haul which fired West Indies to a 20-run ... Read more...

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Badree gets nod ahead of Benn in Windies squad


June 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), June 25 (IANS/CMC) Uncapped leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been called up ahead of Sulieman Benn for the West Indies' two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand which bowls off ... Read more...

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Narine says Test call up a dream come true


June 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 1 (IANS) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has described his unexpected call up for the Test tour of England as a dream come true.The 24-year-old Trinidadian only ... Read more...

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Focusing on bowling in the right areas: Narine


May 10th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, who has played a big role in the Kolkata Knight Riders moving up in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier ... Read more...

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Table toppers Daredevils and Knight Riders clash Monday (Preview)


May 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Sparks are bound to fly at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday when table toppers Delhi Daredevils clash with second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in the ... Read more...

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Former India fast bowler Surendranath dead


May 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Raman Surendranath died here Saturday morning after prolonged hospitalisation. He was 75.Surendranath, a retired colonel in the Indian Army, will be ... Read more...

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Bowlers standing tall in IPL


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The high-octane Indian Premier League (IPL) is seen as an inviting field for bludgeoning, slashing and slogging batsmen. However, it is no longer so heavily ... Read more...

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Daredevils look to avoid complacency against Rajasthan


April 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Table toppers Delhi Daredevils, who are on a magic run, will look to avoid complacency when they take on Rajasthan Royals in their Indian ... Read more...

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Windies, Australia to size up in Beausejour after dramatic tie


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St. Lucia), March 23 (IANS/CMC) With their five-match One-day International series tantalizingly locked at 1-1 following a pulsating tie in the third game, the West Indies and Australia will ... Read more...

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Sammy hopes to continue good record at Arnos Vale


March 15th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kingstown (St Vincent), March 15 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes Arnos Vale can prove to be a "happy hunting ground" for his side, which prepares to square off with ... Read more...

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Warner, Marsh and Ponting victims of Yadav’s burst


December 26th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Umesh Yadav's fiery spell at the Boxing Day Test was reminiscent of his Indian teammate Ishant Sharma's spells of burst when India toured Down Under four ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Kohli among top-10 ODI batsmen in ICC rankings


December 7th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez dominate the ODI rankings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the only two Indian batsmen in ... Read more...

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Pollard confirmed for Somerset’s 2012 T20 campaign


October 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton (England), Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been retained by English County Somerset for their T20 campaign next season. The big-hitting West Indies batsman, who has made his ... Read more...

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I am happy with my bowling: R.P Singh


April 21st, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kochi Tuskers Kerala pacer R.P. Singh Wednesday said he was happy with his bowling in the fourth season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League and ... Read more...

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Yuvraj Player of the Tournament; Dhoni Man of the Match of World Cup final (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh, who performed brilliantly with the bat and ball, was adjudged the 2011 World Cup Player of the Tournament while Indian captain Mahendra Singh ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka thump New Zealand for fifth straight time (Statistical highlights)


March 30th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka recorded their fifth straight World Cup win against New Zealand when they beat the Black Caps by five wickets here Tuesday to enter ... Read more...

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England-Lanka WC quarterfinal, a battle of two great off spinners


March 26th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar. 26 (ANI): England's World Cup showdown against Sri Lanka here on Saturday, will essentially be a battle between the best current off-spinner Graeme Swann against the greatest of all time ... Read more...

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Australia lose first World Cup match under Ponting


March 20th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Australia's loss to Pakistan here ended their 34-match winning streak in the World Cup and is the first one under Ricky Ponting's captaincy.Other highlights:* Australia posted ... Read more...

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Johnson enjoying stint as first-change bowler in Oz World Cup campaign


February 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 27(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said his coming in as first change bowler in his team's World Cup attack allows him to settle down and execute his plans ... Read more...

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India suffer sixth straight loss to Proteas (Statistical Highlights)


January 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Jan 13 (IANS) India suffered its second biggest and sixth straight loss to South Africa after going down by 135 runs in the first One-day International at the Kingsmead here.South Africa's ... Read more...

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Wellington spinner Woodcock set to make Kiwi 20-20 debut


December 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland (New Zealand), Dec. 25 (ANI): Wellington spinner Luke Woodcock is likely to make his New Zealand debut in the Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow.The 28-year-old from ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: England has power, poise to win series 3-0, says Fletcher


December 9th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai (India), Dec. 9 (ANI): Former England cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher, who is currently attached with the New Zealand squad as a consultant, has said England has the power and poise ... Read more...

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Ashes debacle: Hilditch and Co need face hard truth and come up with answers: SMH


December 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.8 (ANI): Australia's selectors must draw a line in the sand and overhaul their plans and the players chosen to deliver for them in the ongoing Ashes series.According to the Sydney ... Read more...

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Johnson dropped from Australian XI for second Ashes Test?


December 1st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec 1(ANI): Australia has dropped struggling fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for the second Test match of the Ashes series, starting in Adelaide on Friday, unconfirmed media reports have said.According to Fox ... Read more...

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Mark Waugh says teams have worked out “one-dimensional” Johnson


November 30th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30(ANI): Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh is among the pundits concerned by fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's performance after he went wicketless, for the first time in his 39 Tests, in ... Read more...

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‘Born again’ Johnson desperate to make up for ‘unfinished business’ with England


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson insists that he is ready to "knock over" England batsmen when the first Ashes Test begins in Brisbane on November 25.Johnson was ridiculed for ... Read more...

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Blewett expects huge summer from Ponting as captain


October 15th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 15(ANI): Former Australian batsman Greg Blewett has backed Ricky Ponting as captain for next month's Ashes despite Australia losing three Tests in a row and slumping to fifth in the ... Read more...

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England spinner Swann included in ICC Cricketer of the Year category


August 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.20 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that England's off-spinner Graeme Swann has been included in the ICC Cricketer of the Year category at the LG ICC Awards ... Read more...

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Pak cricket legend Imran Khan inducted into ICC Hall of Fame


July 14th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jul 14 (ANI): Pakistan legend Imran Khan became the fourth Pakistani to be inducted formally into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at Lord's on Wednesday.The former captain received his ... Read more...

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Broad breaks into world’s top five ODI bowlers


July 13th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 13 (ANI): England pacer Stuart Broad has returned to the top five of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers following the three-match series against Bangladesh, which concluded ... Read more...

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Aamer confident of a good show against Australia


July 13th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's teenage pace sensation, Mohammad Aamer is hoping to capitalise on a couple of match-winning performances in Twenty20 internationals earlier this month during a two-Test series against Australia ... Read more...

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Watson believes his Twenty20 World Cup bowling battering was wake-up call


June 4th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 4(ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson reckons the battering that his bowling received during the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies was a wake-up call for him to improve.Watson ... Read more...

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